Outcome Chart - Saskatchewan - Psychology 30 (Grade 12)

Unit Four: Early Childhood

Overall Expectations

What is the process of socioemotional development during early childhood?

Specific Expectations

Socialization and play

  • Why do children play?
  • What are different kinds of play behaviours?
  • How can parents encourage nonviolent play?

Moral development

  • How and when do children develop moral behaviour?
  • How do children learn values?

Gender identity

  • How does a gender identity develop?
  • What are the differences between the genders?
  • What are the sociocultural influences on gender development?

Action research in child development

  • Are you afraid that television values are replacing family values
  • How are genders represented on television and in young children’s books?

MediaSmarts Resources

Unit Five: Middle Childhood

Overall Expectations

Action research in middle childhood development

Specific Expectations

  • When, and how do children develop a sense of gender roles?
  • How are school-aged children represented on television and in the movies?

MediaSmarts Resources

Overall Expectations

Childhood Development: Socioemotional domain

Specific Expectations

  • Who are bullies, and what effects do they have on other people?

MediaSmarts Resources

Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)

Unit Six: Adolescence

Overall Expectations

Physical development during adolescence

Specific Expectations

How important is body image to adolescents?

  • What are the general theories about eating disorders?

MediaSmarts Resources

Overall Expectations

Action research in adolescent development

Specific Expectations

What are some commonly held stereotypes and biases about adolescents?

  • How does the media influence adolescent perceptions of body image?

How do the cultural industries (beauty, fashion, music) influence adolescent development?

MediaSmarts Resources

Overall Expectations

Identity Management

Specific Expectations

How does our behaviour change in social situations?

  • How, and why, do we disclose private and personal information about ourselves to others?

MediaSmarts Resources

The Privacy Dilemma: Lesson Plan for Senior Classrooms

What Students Need to Know about Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy

Who Knows? Your Privacy in the Information Age

Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)

MyWorld: A digital literacy tutorial for secondary students

Overall Expectations

Mass Media

Specific Expectations

What defines the mass media?

  • How does viewing violence on television or in movies - and now in video games - affect the way we behave?
  • What influence does the media have on developing aggression and violence, especially in adolescents?
  • What influence does the Internet have social relations and behaviour?
  • What influence does the media have on society and our culture?
  • What is the relationship between cultural values, the media and censorship?

MediaSmarts Resources

Overall Expectations

Gender and the Self

Specific Expectations

What does gender mean?

  • How does a gender identity develop?
  • What are the differences between the genders?
  • What are the sociocultural influences on gender development?

MediaSmarts Resources

Overall Expectations

Social Perception

Specific Expectations

What are some problems and issues in forming impressions of people and situations?

  • What is the relationship between attribution, stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination?

MediaSmarts Resources

Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)